Double Master Degree
Master of Science in Mathematical Finance
Master of Science in Finance (Financial Markets)#
The interdisciplinary Program is designed for students who have career goals of becoming financial markets professionals risk management officers, derivatives analysts or traders. The program is rigorous and requires the completion of 13 courses. The curriculum combines finance knowledge and quantitative skills from mathematics with risk management and dynamic valuation skills from finance to address problems such as derivative securities valuation, portfolio structuring, risk management, and scenario simulation.

For students matriculated in September 2015 or later:

1st Semester
(September - December)

2nd Semester
(January - June)

3rd Semester
(September - December)

Derivatives Markets
(MFFM7020)

Quantitative Methods
(MFFM7070)

Foundations of Finance
(MFFM7090)

Risk Management
(MFFM7100)

 

Fixed Income Markets
(MFFM7080)

Financial Data Modelling
(MFFM7110)

Investments and Portfolio Management
(MFFM7120)

Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Aspects of Financial Engineering
(MFFM7130)

Topics in Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
(MFFM7010)

Computational Finance
(MFFM7030)

Time Series Analysis
(MFFM7040)

Mathematical Finance
(MFFM7050)

Derivatives II
(MFFM7060)

There are a total of 13 courses in the double degree. The intake of the programme is at September each year. The duration of the programme is one and a half years for three semesters. In the first and second semesters, the courses are offered at the University of Kent. In the third semester, the courses are offered at the Hong Kong Baptist University. The airfare, accommodation and local expenses in Hong Kong and United Kingdom will be borne by the students.


For students matriculated in January 2015 or earlier:

1st Semester
(January - May)

2nd Semester
(September - December)

3rd Semester
(January - June)

Topics in Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
(MFFM7010)

Derivatives I
(MFFM7020)

Computational Finance
(MFFM7030)

Time Series Analysis
(MFFM7040)

Mathematical Finance
(MFFM7050)

Derivatives II
(MFFM7060)

Data Management and Simulation
(MFFM7070)

Finance Management
(MFFM7090)

Essentials of Financial Risk Management
(MFFM7100)

 

Fixed Income Markets
(MFFM7080)

Finance Engineering and Applications
(MFFM7110)

Investments and Portfolio Management
(MFFM7120)

Financial Regulation
(MFFM730)

There are a total of 13 courses in the double degree. The intake of the programme is at January each year. The duration of the programme is one and a half years for three semesters. The first semester is at January-May of the first year, the second semester is at September-December of the first year, and the third semester is at January-June of the second year. In the first semester, the courses are offered at Hong Kong Baptist University. In the second and third semesters, the courses are offered at the University of Kent. The airfare, accommodation and local expenses in Hong Kong and United Kingdom will be borne by the students.


The living cost information at the University of Kent can be found at
http://www.kent.ac.uk/finance-student/livingcosts.html
.

Students need to complete all 13 courses offered in order to receive both degrees. It will not be possible for students to complete requirements for only one degree, due to the integrated nature of the curriculum.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)